Dark Emu

‘Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed ...

Dark Emu

Dark Emu

‘Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticated human occupation.’ Judges for 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating, and storing — behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Gerritsen and Gammage in their latest books support this premise but Pascoe takes this further and challenges the hunter-gatherer tag as a convenient lie. Almost all the evidence in Dark Emu comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources. Bruce’s comments on his book compared to Gammage’s: “ My book is about food production, housing construction and clothing, whereas Gammage was interested in the appearance of the country at contact. [Gammage] doesn’t contest hunter gatherer labels either, whereas that is at the centre of my argument.”

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Dark Emu
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Bruce Pascoe
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-01 - Publisher: Magabala Books

‘Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticated human occupation.’ Judges for
Dark Emu
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Bruce Pascoe
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05 - Publisher:

'Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticated human occupation.' Judges for
Young Dark Emu
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Bruce Pascoe
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-01 - Publisher: Magabala Books

*Longlisted for the CBCA 2020 Eve Pownall Award for Information Books* *Winner of the Booksellers' Choice 2020 Children's Book of the Year Award* *Shortlisted for the 2020 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature* *Shortlisted for the ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children (ages 7-12)*
Dark Emu in the Classroom
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Simone Barlow, Ashlee Horyniak
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05 - Publisher:

Dark Emu in the Classroom: Geography Years 9 and 10 is a rich resource for teachers to use in the Geography classroom. Based on the concepts in Bruce Pascoe's highly acclaimed book Dark Emu, this resource presents lesson content for the topics: Biomes and Food Security (Vic Year 9)/Sustainable Biomes
Is Dark Emu Good History?
Language: en
Pages: 35
Authors: Robert Lewis
Categories: Aboriginal Australians
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher:

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